Media Encoding Tests
LAME 3.97a MT MP3 Encoder

This version of the LAME MP3 encoder is multi-threaded and takes advantage of two threads. 

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 79

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 80




Windows Media Encoder x64

WME is a great video encoding application that supports WMV9 HD codecs and more.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 81

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 82




VirtualDub

VirtualDub is a great application for just about any kind of video conversion but our testing we are using the DivX codec to shrink a collection of videos.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 83

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 84




Handbrake

Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 85

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 86




7-Zip Compression

I decided to replace the WinRAR test with a more repeatable and threaded application, 7-Zip.

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 87

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T 6-core Thuban Processor Review - Processors 88

      We see some interesting results with media encoding, and it seems as though some programs have a hard time recognizing the 1090T.  Oddly enough, the i7-980X is relatively unaffected and seems to be using all 6 of its cores throughout these tests while the 1090T struggles to beat the older Phenom II X4 955 at times.

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